Ion Chicu, put forward by Igor Dodon for the position of prime minister

President Igor Dodon has put forward the candidacy of presidential adviser Ion Chicu, former minister of finance, for the prime minister's office and has signed a decree to this effect. According to the president, the decision was taken following consultations with parliamentary groups, IPN reports.

At a press briefing held this evening, February 13, Igor Dodon, has said that this candidate is a "professional and a technocrat". Ion Chicu was not a member of any political party and "will face the major challenges that exist now in the Republic of Moldova". "We cannot afford this political crisis to last too long," stressed Igor Dodon.

The President hopes that his proposal will be supported by a number of MPs. "Those who will vote against take on the risks associated with snap elections," the head of state pointed out.

Igor Dodon also maintains that Ion Chicu has 15 days to draw up the list of the cabinet and the activity program in order to present them in Parliament.

The head of state had consultations today with PSRM, the ACUM Bloc, PDM and PPȘ. Following the discussions, he had with the MPs from the parliamentary groups, President Igor Dodon said he saw no chance of creating a parliamentary majority between the PSRM and the ACUM bloc, as their positions were diametrically opposed to each other. He has also mentioned that elections can be avoided by creating a stable parliamentary majority or by voting for a technocratic government, proposed by the country's president.

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